**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

A 1200 kg car accelerates from 0 to 27 m/s in 60 seconds.

a) What is the power outage from the engine in watts?

b) What is the power outage from the engine in horsepower?

**2. Relevant equations**

1/2 mgy=v

1 horsepower=746 Watts

**3. The attempt at a solution**

My final answer was 2025 Watts, 2.71 horsepower. Either I am way off, or my physics teacher is testing my confidence with physics. I’m guessing the former.

a) v=1/2(1200kg)(4.5m/s)^{2}=12150 Joules=2025 Watts.

2025 Watts/746=2.71 horsepower.

Where did I go so terribly wrong?? :rofl:

Thanks!

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